2020 SCHEDULE

Wednesday, Jul 15, 2020 | The Excitement Begins

IFFSA Virtual Live

6:00 PM – Volunteer Meet & Greet

Thursday, Aug 6, 2020 | Qissa Irrfan Khan – Celebrating the man, the actor, the legend

IFFSA Virtual Live

6:30 PM – Festival Kickoff

6:45 PM – Tribute to Irrfan Khan: Actor Rajkumar Rao [TIFF]

7:00 PM – Tribute to Irrfan Khan: Participants: Director Gurinder Chadha [Cannes, Berlinale, TIFF, Sundance, Bend It Like Beckham, Blinded By The Light], Director Shoojit Sircar [National Awar Winner, Piku, Vicky Donor, Pink, Madras Cafe, October, Gulabo Sitabo], Director Hansal Mehta [TIFF, MAMI], Actor Vijay Varma [Gully Boy, Pink, A Suitable Boy], Actor Mita Vasisht [Avant Garde Actor, Irrfan Khan’s batchmate at NSD], Cinematographer Abhik Mukhopadhyay[National Award Winner, Pink, Gulabo Sitabo, October], Zakir Khan [Comedian], and Manpreet Bacchhar [Manager of Irrfan Khan, CEO Vishal Bhardwaj Films]. Moderated by Tisca Chopra [TIFF].

IFFSA Virtual Theatre

7:30 PM – Qissa: The Tale of a Lonely Ghost [Punjabi with English Subtitles] [Available for 24 hours only]

IFFSA Virtual Live

9:30 PM – Panel Discussion: Reminiscing on Qissa and Irrfan Khan’s legacy. Participants: Director Anup Singh [TIFF, IFFR], and Co-stars Tisca Chopra [TIFF], Tillotama Shome [Cannes, TIFF] and Rasika Dugal [Cannes, TIFF]. Moderated by Smriti Kiran, Artistic Director MAMI and Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival.

Friday, Aug 7, 2020 | Love, Lament, and Rebellion + Kaleidoscope

IFFSA Virtual Live

6:00 PM – Day Two Kickoff

6:15 PM – Masterclass with Bombay Rose Director Gitanjali Rao [TIFF] and Producer Tessa Inkelaar [TIFF]. [CMHC Project]

IFFSA Virtual Theatre

7:00 PM – Bombay Rose [Hindi with English Subtitles] [Available for 24 hours only] 

IFFSA Virtual Live

8:30 PM – Festival Opening Celebration

8:45 PM – Special message from Actor and IFFSA Advisor Padma Shri Manoj Bajpayee

IFFSA Virtual Theatre

9:30 PM – Aamis: Ravening [Assamese with English Subtitles] [Available for 24 hours only]

IFFSA Virtual Live

11:30 PM – Panel Discussion with the Aamis Team: Director Bhaskar Hazarika [Tribeca], Actor Lima Das [Tribeca], Actor Arghadeep Baruah [Tribeca] and Producer Poonam Deol [Tribeca].

IFFSA Virtual Theatre

11:30 PM – Kaleidoscope Films Premiere [Available for the Duration of the Festival]

  • And sometimes, she loved me too [English]
  • Bench [Urdu with English Subtitles]
  • Choices [English]
  • I Am Vrinda [Hindi with English Subtitles]
  • Level 13 [Hindi with English Subtitles]
  • My Beloved Wife [English]
  • Myth of Love [Bengali with English Subtitles]
  • Nawab [Hindi with English Subtitles]
  • SAHO… What’s your limit [Hindi with English Subtitles]

Saturday, Aug 8, 2020 | Contemporary Voices + Kaleidoscope

IFFSA Virtual Live

2:15 PM – Day Three Kickoff

2:30 PM – History of Indian Alternative Cinema – Masterclass presented by renowned journalist Nandini Ramnath. [CMHC Project]

IFFSA Virtual Theatre

3:00 PM – Kaleidoscope Films Premiere [Available for the Duration of the Festival]

  • Difficult People [Hindi with English Subtitles]
  • Custody [Hindi, English, Marathi + Bengali with English Subtitles]
  • Gulnara [Kashmiri with English Subtitles]
  • Meal [Hindi + Bengali with English Subtitles]
  • Neon [Hindi + Marathi with English Subtitles]
  • Screw it, Man [Hindi with English Subtitles]
  • The Loyal Man [Tamil with English Subtitles]

IFFSA Virtual Live

3:30 PM – Filmmakers’ Forum: Contemporary Voices of South Asian Cinema. Participants: Gurvinder Singh [Cannes], Shahrbano Sadat [Cannes], Bhaskar Hazarika [Tribeca], Pushpendra Singh [Berlinale]. Moderated by Naman Ramachandran [Variety] [CMHC Project]

IFFSA Virtual Theatre

4:30 PM – Nirmal Anand Ki Puppy [Hindi with English Subtitles] [Available for 24 hours only]

6:00 PM – Eeb Allay Ooo! [Hindi with English Subtitles] [Available for 24 hours only]

7:45 PM – Bitter Chestnut [Hindi + Pahari with English Subtitles] [Available for 24 hours only]

9:30 PM – Nirvana Inn [Hindi with English Subtitles] [Available for 24 hours only]

Sunday, Aug 9, 2020 | The Feminine Mystique + Kaleidoscope

IFFSA Virtual Live

3:00 PM – Day Four Kickoff

IFFSA Virtual Theatre

3:15 PM – Kaleidoscope Films Premiere [Available for the Duration of the Festival]

  • Exam [Persian with English Subtitles]
  • Kayantar [Bengali with English Subtitles]
  • Ghazaal [Persian with English Subtitles]
  • The Shower [English]
  • Bebaak [Hindi with English Subtitles]
  • Proof  [Hindi with English Subtitles]
  • A Bloody Mess [English]
  • That Touch [English]

IFFSA Virtual Live

4:00 PM – Filmmakers’ Forum: Female Voices. Participants: Konkona Sen [TIFF], Rima Das [TIFF, Berlinale, Oscars], Geetu Mohandas [TIFF, Oscars]. Moderated by the renowned writer and journalist Nandita Dutta. [CMHC Project]

IFFSA Virtual Theatre

5:00 PM – Angry Indian Goddesses [Hindi with English Subtitles] [Available for 24 hours only]

IFFSA Virtual Live

7:00 PM – Listen To Her: Masterclass with Nandita Das [Cannes, TIFF], moderated by the renowned writer and journalist Nandita Dutta. [CMHC Project]

IFFSA Virtual Theatre

8:00 PM – The Song of Scorpions [Hindi with English Subtitles] [Available for 24 hours only]

IFFSA Virtual Live

9:30 PM – An Intimate Discussion between Director Anup Singh [TIFF, IFFR], Golshifteh Farahani [Cannes, TIFF, IFFR], and Saskia Vischer [IFFR, Locarno] Moderated by Anurag Kashyap [Cannes, TIFF].

10:35 PM – The Male Gaze And The Female Body: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly- Masterclass with KIFF Festival Director Bina Paul. Moderated by the renowned writer and journalist Nandita Dutta. [CMHC Project]

Monday, Aug 10, 2020 | Pain of Prejudice + Kaleidoscope

IFFSA Virtual Live

4:30 PM – Day Five Kickoff

IFFSA Virtual Theatre

4:45 PM – Kaleidoscope Films Premiere [Available for the Duration of the Festival]

  • 1968 [English]
  • A Turban and a Beard [English]
  • Autobiography [Punjabi with English Subtitles]
  • Coffee Shop Names [English]
  • Curd [English + Hindi with English Subtitles]
  • Diary of an Outsider [English + Hindi with English Subtitles]
  • Gabroo [English + Punjabi with English Subtitles]
  • Kul Gov Garem [Kashmiri with English Subtitles]
  • Passage [English]
  • Rowai [English]
  • Speak [English]
  • St. Louis Superman [English]
  • Two Brothers [Punjabi with English Subtitles]
  • Who’s Next? [English]

IFFSA Virtual Live

7:30 PM – Forum: Pain of Prejudice – Participants: Ali Kazmi [Professor at York University], Sami Khan [Director of St. Louis Superman, Oscar] and Jaskaran Singh [Canadian Filmmaker]. Moderated by renowned journalist San Grewal [Founder of The Pointer].

IFFSA Virtual Theatre

8:30 PM – Aani Maani [Hindi with English Subtitles] [Available for 24 hours only]

Tuesday, Aug 11, 2020 | Frame of Mind + Kaleidoscope

IFFSA Virtual Live

6:30 PM – Day Six Kickoff

6:35 PM – Stories of Courage and Survival

IFFSA Virtual Theatre

6:45 PM – Kaleidoscope Films Premiere [Available for the Duration of the Festival]

  • Awaken [English]
  • Anxiety: A Documentary [English]
  • Chintu [Hindi with English Subtitles]
  • From The Thunder [English]
  • Grounding [English]
  • Jazz Virk’s Haunted Addict [English]
  • Just Breathe [English]
  • Nr3535 [English]
  • The Quiet [English]
  • Things That Fall [English]

IFFSA Virtual Live

9:00 PM – Panel Discussion: Frame of Mind

Wednesday, Aug 12, 2020 | Love is Love is Love + Kaleidoscope

IFFSA Virtual Live

5:00 PM – Day Seven Kickoff

IFFSA Virtual Theatre

5:10 PM – Kaleidoscope Films Premiere [Available for the Duration of the Festival]

  • Darling [Urdu with English Subtitles]
  • Miss Man [Bengali with English Subtitles]
  • Season’s Greetings [Hindi with English Subtitles]
  • Sunday [Hindi with English Subtitles]
  • The Booth [Hindi with English Subtitles]
  • The Song we Sang [English + Hindi with English Subtitles]

IFFSA Virtual Live

6:30 PM – Stories of Love and Acceptance

6:45 PM – Keynote Address

7:00 PM – Panel Discussion: Love is Love is Love

8:15 PM – Panel Discussion: Frame of Mind [Rescheduled from yesterday]

IFFSA Virtual Theatre

8:00 PM – Moothon: The Elder One [Malayalam + Hindi with English Subtitles] [Available for 24 hours only]

Thursday, Aug  13, 2020 | Canadian Panorama + Kaleidoscope

IFFSA Virtual Live

6:00 PM – Day Eight Kickoff

IFFSA Virtual Theatre

6:15 PM – Kaleidoscope Films Premiere [Available for the Duration of the Festival]

  • Apne [English + Punjabi with English Subtitles]
  • Bleeding Hearts [English]
  • Click Here To Play [English]
  • Death of Death [English + Hindi with English Subtitles]
  • Emergency Contact [English + French with English Subtitles]
  • Fermata [Dari with English Subtitles]
  • Lovers, Leftovers [English]
  • Need Some Light in Purgatory [English + Hindi with English Subtitles]
  • The Dinner [English]
  • Uncle Saaajiid: Live from the Internet [English]
  • Worth [Urdu with English Subtitles]

IFFSA Virtual Live

9:15 PM – Panel Discussion: South Asian Canadian Filmmaking

Friday, Aug 14, 2020 | Many Cinemas of South Asia + Kaleidoscope

IFFSA Virtual Live

4:30PM – Day Nine Kickoff

IFFSA Virtual Theatre

4:45 PM – Kaleidoscope Films Premiere [Available for the Duration of the Festival]

  • 1.4 GB [Bengali with English Subtitles]
  • Baitullah [Hindi with English Subtitles]
  • Bhau: Brother [Hindi + Marathi with English Subtitles]
  • Face to Face [Bengali with English Subtitles]
  • No Symbolical Payment Please [Punjabi with English Subtitles]
  • Remakri [Bengali with English Subtitles]
  • Sekool [Ladakhi + Hindi with English Subtitles]
  • Some Ancient Trees [English + Bengali with English Subtitles]
  • The Return [Bengali with English Subtitles]

IFFSA Virtual Live

5:30 PM – Film Forum: Two Bengals, One River – Participants: Mostofa Sarwar Farooki [IFFR, Oscars], Rubaiyat Hossain [TIFF], Goutam Ghose [Cannes]. Moderated by renowned journalist Saibal Chatterjee. [CMHC Project]

IFFSA Virtual Theatre

6:30 PM – Made in Bangladesh [Bengali with English Subtitles] [Available for 24 hours only]

8:00 PM – Gamak Ghar [Maithali with English Subtitles] [Available for 24 hours only]

IFFSA Virtual Live

9:30 PM – Musical Performance

Saturday, Aug 15, 2020 | Many Musics of South Asian Cinema + Kaleidoscope

IFFSA Virtual Live

2:15 PM – Day Ten Kickoff

IFFSA Virtual Theatre

2:30 PM – Kaleidoscope Films Premiere [Available for the Duration of the Festival]

  • Apna [English]
  • Apna Apna Andaaz [Hindi with English Subtitles]
  • Dayalu: The Compassionate [Hindi with English Subtitles]
  • Fireworks Wednesday [Persian with English Subtitles]
  • The Desert Son [English + Hindi with English Subtitles]
  • The Fallen [English]
  • The Flying Trunk [Pahari with English Subtitles]
  • Uncle [English]

IFFSA Virtual Live

3:30 PM – Bhakti and Sufi Music in Hindi Cinema: Masterclass with Madan Gopal Singh [TIFF, IFFR] [CMHC Project]

4:30 PM – Ragas in Film Music: Masterclass with the renowned music maestro Amarendra Dhaneshwar. [CMHC Project]

5:30 PM – Contemporary Film Music Composition: Masterclass with Naren Chandavarkar and Benedict Taylor [Berlinale, Oscars, Udta Punjab] [CMHC Project]

7:00 PM – Journey of the Indian Film Song: Masterclass with the iconic Javed Akhtar Sa’ab. Moderated by the renowned writer Nasreen Munni Kabir. [CMHC Project]

IFFSA Virtual Theatre

7:30 PM – Lajwanti: The Honour Keeper [Hindi with English Subtitles] [Available for 24 hours only]

8:30 PM – Pearl of the Desert [Hindi with English Subtitles] [Available for 24 hours only]

IFFSA Virtual Live

10:00 PM – Musical Performance

Sunday, Aug 16, 2020 | The Bright Lights of Cinema

IFFSA Virtual Live

6:30 PM – Closing Day Kickoff

6:45 PM – Introduction to the festival closing films by internationally acclaimed Indian filmmaker Amit Dutta’s [Berlinale, Viennale, IFFR] bouquet of closing films by the renowned writer and poet Udayan Vajpeyi.

IFFSA Virtual Theatre

7:00 PM – Festival closing films

  • Kramasha: To Be Continued [Hindi with English Subtitles] [Available for 24 hours only]
  • Chitra Shala [Hindi with English Subtitles] [Available for 24 hours only]
  • Aadmi Ki Aurath Aur Anya Kahaniyaa: The Man’s Woman and Other Stories [Hindi with English Subtitles] [Available for 24 hours only]

IFFSA Virtual Live

9:00 PM – Festival Closing and Musical Performance

*Festival management reserves the right to modify schedule and replace films under unforeseen circumstances. All film screenings are for 18+ audience.